Iowa Hawkeyes versus Oklahoma Sooners Insight Bowl Betting Preview

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The Iowa Hawkeyes from the Big Ten conference will have to overcome a major suspension when they battle the Oklahoma Sooners from the Big 12 conference in the Insight Bowl from college football.

The Insight Bowl will begin at 10PM Eastern Time on Friday December 30th from Tempe Arizona and you can watch this game live nationally over ESPN television.

Bet the Insight Bowl at Oddsmaker, the sportsbook that gives you a free $250 parlay.

The current odds come in with the Oklahoma Sooners favored by -14 points with an over under of 58 points.

Bettors playing on the favored Oklahoma Sooners on the money line will lay -580 odds.

Those who take the underdog Iowa Hawkeyes to win straight up can grab +440 odds on the money line.

The 7-5 Iowa Hawkeyes will have to face the 9-3 Oklahoma Sooners without 1384 yard leading rushing Marcus Coker who is out of the Insight game with a suspension.

One of the seven victories by the Hawkeyes this season came against the Michigan Wolverines. But they have double digit losses this year to Penn St, Michigan St and Nebraska.

Junior quarterback James Vandenberg concluded the regular season hitting on 59.4% of his passes with 23 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.

Iowa has won three straight bowl games and have covered the spread in four straight.

They defeated Blaine Gabbert and the Missouri Tigers in this Insight Bowl last year by the score of 27-24 as a +2 ½ point underdog.

The Oklahoma Sooners were hoping for bigger things in the 2011 year.

Their loss to the Oklahoma St Cowboys takes them away from the Fiesta Bowl and into a pre New Years Day bowl game.

They land in the Insight bowls with additional losses to Baylor and Texas Tech. They have notable wins on the season against Kansas St, Texas A&M, Texas and Florida St.

The Sooners have played in four BCS bowl games over the past five years heading into play.

The non BCS bowl berth came in the 2009 season where they defeated Andrew Luck and Toby Gerhart from the Stanford Cardinal in the Sun Bowl by the score of 31-27 as a +10 point favorite.

Junior quarterback Landry Jones concluded his regular season hitting on 63% of his passes for 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions with over 4300 yards passing.

They remain without their major weapon in the passing game in NFL receiving prospect Ryan Broyles who is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Oklahoma was an explosive offense this year averaging 532 offensive yards per game which was fourth best in all of college football.

Their 40.2 point per game average was tenth best in the nation in the 2011 campaign.

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